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A podcast where two philosophers chat about Dragon Age

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A podcast where two philosophers chat about Dragon Age

    Episode 7: But All The Codex Entries!!!

    Episode 7: But All The Codex Entries!!!

    Kira and Jill are back! And this time it is all about Trust in Thedas. Can we trust our companions? (Blackwall, Anders and Solas, I’m looking at you!!) Is DA 2 told by a reliable narrator? Can we trust the history we learn through all the codex entries? There are so many codex entries? Why […]

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode Six: Justice, Vengeance, Potayto, Potahto

    Episode Six: Justice, Vengeance, Potayto, Potahto

    In this episode, Kira and Jill examine some more mini moral dilemmas: The treatment of Loghain at the end of DAO, the treatment of Anders at the end of DA2 and the treatment of the Wardens after the Adamant quest in DAI. We bring back some of the ethical theories from our first episode (Consequentialism, […]

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode Five: No More Hip Sway!

    Episode Five: No More Hip Sway!

    In this episode, Kira and Jill discuss the way gender is represented across all three Dragon Age games. We consider character creation, gender roles and gender and power in Thedas, the performance of gender in the game, and gender identity. References: de Beauvoir, Simone (1953) The Second Sex, translated by H.M. Parshley, New York: Knopf. […]

    Episode Four: “Are Two Successes a Failure?”

    Episode Four: “Are Two Successes a Failure?”

    In this episode Kira and Jill discuss personal identity and sense of self as presented in the Dragon Age games. From Anders and Justice, to Flemith and Mythal to Cole’s transformation from spirit-like to human-like, questions regarding identity are peppered throughout these games. Over and over in the games we are invited to ask what […]

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Episode Three: “Humans Are the Worst”

    Episode Three: “Humans Are the Worst”

    In this episode, Kira and Jill examine depictions of oppression and resistance in the Dragon Age games. We draw on the works of Marilyn Frye for understanding oppression. We also draw on standpoint theory, a feminist theory of knowledge developed by Donna Haraway, Sandra Harding and Nancy Hartsock among others. Finally, we draw on epistemologies […]

    • 1 min
    Episode Two: “Stabby Stab Stab!”

    Episode Two: “Stabby Stab Stab!”

    In this episode we examine the ways that love, sex, romance and relationships are presented in Dragon Age 2. We apply the Ancient Philosophical concepts of Eros, Agape and Philia to examine different representations of love in the game. And we discuss Sex Negative Feminism, Sex Positive Feminism, and the Gender Binary to examine ways […]

    • 1 min

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